Friday, November 25, 2016

What is the Alt-Black

For the past couple of weeks the media have been buzzing about something they are calling the Alt-Right, which is the new Trump Era term for a racist or white Nationalist...

Now I ain't mad with nobody just for being proud of their heritage..So what does that make people like me who are proud of our African heritage ?

I guess that makes us the Alt- Black.

So as a public service announcement, this is how you can spot an Alt-Black

1) We don't call ourselves African-Americans, instead we refer to ourselves as Africans or Afrikans.

2) We don't salute the Red, White aand Blue,  Our flag is Red, Black and Green as given to us by the Honorable Marcus Garvey.

3) We are not Black Lives Matter nor the NAACP.

4) Instead of listening to Aretha Franklin singing the Start Spangled Banner, we prefer very loud rap music by rappers like Public Enemy, X Clan and Tupac.

5) Instead of Dr. Martin Luther King, we prefer Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

6) Instead of watching 12 Years a Slave we prefer movies like Birth of a Nation and Do the Right Thing.

7) We read a lot of books by authors such as Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Dr. Bobby E. Wright .

And for the record, unlike Alt-White, I mean Alt-Right, we are not racist as Afrikan people do not have the political nor economic ability,,,nor the desire to be racist. We are Race First,  Pro Black and Black Nationalist....

Got it ?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Police Shooting in Durham

There was a police involved shooting today in Durham. The solution to the problem is to control our own communities. We cannot depend on politicians nor the police to keep our communities safe. That's why we have been organizing the New Afrikan Guard.

Read this article from the latest edition of The Pacific Standard Magazine

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump Supporter Road Rage

There is an interesting story developing in Durham NC.

Apparently, our Mayor Pro Tem (any other cities Deputy Mayor)  Cora Cole-McFadden was almost run off the road by a couple of Yahoos last week because of a Pro-Clinton sticker on her bumper.

Now I know that some of you nonbelievers who think "surely, that couldn't happen in the Good Ol' US of A" are gonna say "well, maybe she was just driving too slow."

Well, as they say  "Da Nile ain't  just a river in Africa."

Truth is despite what those drunk off of the Post-racial Kool Aid have been saying for the last eight years. Racism is alive and well in this country.

In Durham, we have been focused so much on so called "Black on Black" violence that many folks have forgotten that white people do kill black people in 2016. And it just ain't the boys in blue.

In the guise of "Taking Back America" we are going to see a white black lash that will make Post Reconstruction look like a Tyler Perry movie.

In Durham , we need to be prepared. That's why I am urging my Black Brothers  and Sisters to join, the New Afrikan Guard to protect the women and children in our community. Don't wait until some Good Ol' Boys decide to play a late night game of bumper cars with your mother, wife or 16 year old daughter before you take these threats seriously.

Even if you think I am over exaggerating. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Min. Paul Scott,     @truthminista

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion:
Black Democratic Disillusionment ?
                                     Paul Scott
“That’s me in the corner. That’s me in the spotlight losing my religion “
                                 Losing My Religion-  REM

Like many African Americans, there was a time when I followed the Democratic Party, religiously.  Not to say that the party was never without spot nor blemish but it was  better than any alternative that would arise out of the deep dark abyss of the Republican Party.  Even if it meant that African Americans would be in a state of perpetual purgatory, it was better than being doomed to the pits of  hell  for four year increments that would seem like an eternity. Eventually,  I would self excommunicate myself from the Party  and practice my free will by going Independent. Apparently by the lack of black turnout in the last election I am not alone in becoming a political agnostic.
Last election night, I kinda felt sorry for the Clinton campaign as they seemed to be looking for a processional of black folks to come marching into the polls like a Baptist choir singing “We Shall Overcome”  and once again saving them from defeat at the hands of the evil Conservatives, But that didn’t happen and they found themselves staring  at empty pews.
It is past time to have the discussion, should African Americans dump the Democrats.
We should have had that discussion eons ago, but every presidential election it seems that we are facing Armageddon and  any talk of a mass African American Exodus out of the Party seems like sacrilege.
But now that the election is over and many Americans feel that they are facing impending doom, it is as good as any to have that discussion.  What have we to lose?
Some  African Americans have referred to the Democratic party as a “plantation” and they  are apparently willing to sacrifice four  years of misery for the hope of oneday making it to the Promised Land.
At some point  the sins of omission by the Dems became too much to overlook. And last Tuesday night , what some may consider an act of desperation may, indeed be a great awakening. A revival of the African American spirit that has been hidden too long behind the back side of the Democratic donkey.
But the  O’Harian question that has kept our hopes and dreams gone with the wind remains.  If we abandon the Democratic Party, where do we go. What shall we do? Even though we are continuously told by leadership “Frankly, Scarlett, we don’t give a damn.”
Seems to me our path to Freedom can take several roads.
The first path is an African American third party based on the ideas of self determination by leaders such as Marcus Garvey, who in the early 20th century organized the largest black movement in history. He even gave African Americans our own flag. So, maybe we need a “Red Black and Green” party.
Another option would  be to organize, locally , in black communities and mobilize to control the local political structure. After all  90% of the problems facing black folks can be handled by having a strong community presence at city council  and school board meetings. If we put as much energy into packing city hall meetings once a month as we do begging people to vote every four years, a successful movement is not only possible it is indeed plausible.

My own personal option is "taking it to the streets" and not depending on Trump or any other politician to do for us what we can do for ourselves. In my city of Durham NC, I have developed a "Street Institute" where I have adopted a neighborhood in a predominately black community and visit there weekly, handing out snacks and black history books to anyone walking by.
One thing is certain, change is coming and the politics of this country will no longer be the same for any of us, black, white or other.
Where this new road to freedom will take us, we don’t know. Nor do we know how long it will take us to get there. But as our ancestors whose  faith kept them strong as they traveled through the murky waters of southern swamps following the North Star would say...
Wherever we end up is better than here.

Paul Scott is a minister and community activist based in Durham NC. His website is He can be reached at or (919) 972-8305  Follow on Twitter @truthminista

Sunday, November 6, 2016